Tobacco Factory

Exhibitions


ALICE CORDER / JESS QUINN / DANIEL BARNARD

28 July - 31 August

Alice Corder is inspired by story telling, particularly superstitions, traditions and passed down wisdoms. Working in a mixed media of painting, drawing and vintage print she visually re-interprets these old stories and proverbs.

Jess Quinn trained as a painter at Glasgow School of Art. She works in a variety of mediums combining 'high' and 'low' art, working with textiles, embroidery, knitting and colour that are historically associated with craft and women's work/ pastimes plus an interest in early cartoons, advertisement's, cheap plastic toys, movies, manga and animation. Childhood and toys are constant themes, with the darker side of fairy tales being of particular interest.

Daniel Barnard lives in St Ives and works at the St Ives school of painting.
He also works from his studio in Newlyn. Reclaiming, empowering, reinventing that which is thought to be disposable, not wanted, unsound or not deemed worthy. Whether that is physically or psychologically.

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View / Daniel Barnard

George Mckenna

1 - 28 Sept, Main Bar

An artist driven by colour and light, George McKenna presents a collection of paintings on the theme of reflection. There is a clear passion for the process of painting that runs through his artwork, with bold brush strokes applied impasto, with a sculptural energy. Each canvas evolves under McKenna’s keen skills as an observational artist, particularly with this series of searching work, as he discovers the patterns and trends of the reflected world.

Not one to get caught up in complexity, McKenna’s work is a glorious and unrestrained simplification of nature, paired down to the essential. Evoking the strength and beauty of nature, in all its vibrancy and colour, each artwork is a wonder in its own right.

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Katy Christianson

10 September - 29 October, The Snug

Our first exhibition in The Snug, our newly revamped room, off our Main Bar.

Katy is an illustrator living and working in Bristol. She produces mostly black and white, very detailed images, and is inspired by mountains, crowded cities and the night sky.

She loves to work just with a rotring pen and some blank paper and nothing else, but is beginning to experiment with colour and is devoted to screen printing.

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LOCH NESS & FRIENDS present PSYCHEDELIA

29 September - 2 November, Main Bar

Fall down the monster rabbit hole into a dream like dimension where anything is possible and colour has no boundaries. His army of psychedelic characters playfully disorientate you to a place that oozes a twisted harmony and Zen. Influenced heavily by music of a rock era gone by The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin & The Rolling Stones. Taking the viewer on a trippy ride of banjo playing, guitar strumming, monster drumming feel good absurdity.

Come join us for an Exhibition of new Solo work by Loch Ness but also featuring original collaborations from Cheba, Dave Bain, Fun Skull, Jonathan Ball, Mr Penfold, Oliver Hibert, Oli Timmins,Paul Monsters, Sepr & 3Dom, Steve Silverwood, Spzero76 & Bill Giles, Tom J Newell and more to be confirmed.

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For further information about our exhibitions
or if you'd like to display here,
please email art@tobaccofactory.com



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TOM JOHNSON
30 June - 27 July, Main Bar
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SOPHIE RAE
2 - 29 June, Main Bar

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SBA TRAIL 2014
17 May - 1 June, Main Bar

Mike Rome
, Emilia Mildmay, OSHE, Stephen Quick & Katharina Nyilas.

AUCTION FOR LOGAN

28 April - 16 May, Main Bar & Green Room

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CORDELIA HUTCHISON
31 March - 27 April, Main Bar

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TANIA SCHMIEDER / JON MANN

31 March - 27 April, Green Room

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FRANCES GARD
3 - 30 March, Main Bar
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